Empty Nest Winery
1352 Apple Road
Waukon, IA 52172                 MAP TO THE WINERY

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~Join Our Club~ 
We are excited to announce the creation of the Empty Nest Wine Club!
-What is this new Club you ask? It is a way for our loyal wine lovers to purchase exclusive specialty wines from our cellar when available. These wines will not be released for general sale, so this is the only way to get your hands on a special bottle of these upcoming vintages. 
-How do you join? There is no annual fee to join. Membership is gained by purchasing 24 bottles of Empty Nest wine from our tasting room. These bottles do not need to be purchased all out once.
-What type of wine will be available to club members? Great question! We can't honestly say right now, because we don't know.  Throughout a typical year, we like to try new recipes out or slightly tweak an existing one. These wines will be the ones available to you as a Club member.
-When can I start? Right now! Saturday and Sunday, March 29th and 30th is the official starting weekend for enrollment. Stop by the winery to get started today!
-More Questions, email emptynestwinery@gmail.com or stop in and ask us about The Club

The Results Are In!!

Our 2nd annual Blind Wine Tasting was another huge success! Thank you to the over 140 people who stopped in this past weekend a casted their votes for their favorite new wine! The votes have been tallied, and the winners are; in the Port category - Coffee Port, in the white wine category - Diamonds 'n Lace, and in the berry wine category - Berrylicious! Be sure to watch for updates on these wines by either visiting our Facebook page or checking back here.

Congratulations to the following individuals! They are the lucky winners of our door prize raffle we had this past weekend.

- Lynsey Christensen won a bottle of Empty Nest Wine!
- Sarah Kelly won an Empty Nest Winery T-shirt!
- Briana Osterman won an Empty Nest Winery T-shirt!
- Stuart Jacobs won a bottle of Empty Nest wine & a wine freeze mix!
- Gloria Keene won a customized wine basket! 

You can claim your prize by visiting our tasting room at your earliest convenience! If you have a question regarding your prize, send us an email at emptynestwinery@gmail.com 


Our wine is available at the following retailers so you never have to go without your favorite Empty Nest Wine!

-Waukon Greenhouse

-Decorah Oneota Coop

-The Plant Peddler Greenhouse in Cresco

-Annie's Garden and Greens in Calmer

 -The Painted Lady in Lansing

-Shabby Shack in Grundy Center

-By the Spoonful in McGregor

-The New Albin Gift Center

-Harvest Farms Campground in Cresco

-Giggling Goat in Hampton

-Girls Day Out in Monticello

Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook to keep up with all the current news!
Just search "Empty Nest Winery" and look for our sign.


Empty Nest Winery is family owned and operated.  Set in beautiful rural Northeast Iowa located between Decorah and Waukon.  We make handcrafted wines the old fashioned way by fermenting the whole berries/fruit not just the juice.  Our berry wines are just the berries fermented not grape or apple based with just some berries or berry flavor added as many other wineries do.  We make our wine in small batches using many varieties of berries handpicked predominantly on our family farm or from the surrounding local area.  We never filter our wines as that can strip away their natural color and flavor so some bottles may have sediment on the bottom but that is completely natural and will not affect the amazing ‘True to the Fruit Flavor’!  Sample up to 18 different & unique wines (click on “Our Wines” page to see tasting notes) in our tasting room on Saturdays from 10-5 and Sundays from 1-5, Closed in January.  Call ahead for private group tastings or large groups.


We host private wine tastings and parties so call to book a time to come and taste our wine.

Questions? Email us at

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